Tech Ethics, Regulation & Strategy: Here’s the Napa Summit Agenda

Xconomy National — 

With Uber’s long-awaited IPO, Facebook’s mounting controversies, and ongoing debates over drug pricing and safety issues, come a great responsibility. A big story in the innovation community now is about the ethics and regulation of tech and life sciences. What are the right ways to safeguard the public, hold corporations accountable, and maintain economic growth? Will regulators go too far? How should entrepreneurs, investors, and big companies strategize in this new era?

We’ll dive into this meaty topic, and much more, at our eighth annual Napa Summit next month—here’s the working agenda. (Other important themes: diversity and gender, A.I. and medicine, the elements of innovation culture, and the next great engineering puzzle.) This is our most exclusive event of the year, and it starts with a special group dinner at Brix Restaurant & Gardens in Napa, CA, on Thursday, June 13. The main program is at the Hotel Villagio in Yountville, CA, on Friday, June 14.

Our speakers include:

Eric Topol, Scripps Research
Yoky Matsuoka, Google
Brian Schultz, Amazon
Jodi Halpern, UC Berkeley
Bob Brennan, ReactiveOps
Asha Collins, Genentech
Ellen Petry Leanse, Lucidworks
Gary Swart, Polaris Partners
Wayne Chang, Digits
Jeff Seibert, Digits
Sarah London, Optum Ventures
Alice Zhang, Verge Genomics
Jeffrey Schantz, EYP Architecture & Engineering
Fred Farina, Caltech

This event is aimed at top-level executives in tech, life sciences, and business; founders, investors, researchers, and scientists. You can still grab a ticket here in our flash sale special. If you are in sales, business development, or marketing, please contact [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you in June.